Project Officers

CBM is inviting qualified applicants to send in expressions of interest for two (2) PROJECT OFFICER positions in its project Office in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The position is expected to start by 18 January 2010. Please send letter of intent and resume to [email protected] by 4th January 2010. Only short listed candidates will be contacted. They welcome applications from persons with disabilities, and candidates with
persons with disabilities in their family.

Working Context
CBM is an international Christian development organization whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of the world’s poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disabilities. CBM commenced its mission in Viet Nam in 1982 and after almost three decades of development work through partnership with both government and non-government sectors, CBM continues to work towards inclusion of persons with disabilities in all community activities. CBM in Vietnam is currently active in three main areas: prevention of blindness, community based rehabilitation and inclusive education.
The key function of the CBM Project Office is to assist in the development of the capacities of project partners in planning, monitoring and quality management of projects, as well development of collaborative relationships with other stakeholders. The desired result is relevant, efficient, effective and sustainable community eye health, rehabilitation and education programmes with a view towards promoting a disability inclusive approach in all aspects of CBM and partners in the country.

Job Purpose
The primary role of the Project Officer is to provide direct support to CBM partners in project implementation. S/he will work with the Programme Coordinator and other members of the team in ensuring effective relationships with all partners and development of programmes.

Duties and Responsibilities
1. Maintain close communication and effective liaison between CBM and local partners, local governments, and other relevant development actors
2. Provide guidance to partners in the use of the PCM (Project Cycle Management) approach in project planning, implementation, monitoring and documentation
3. Ensure high quality reporting and timely submission of documents and reports by CBM partners and provide translation where necessary
4. Perform quarterly monitoring of projects to ensure that activities and expenditures are in line with agreed targets and prepare related project reports
5. Influence partners, local governments and other development actors in moving towards a disability inclusive development approach
6. Assist the Programme coordinator in identifying new programme strategies and project management tools
7. Keep abreast of significant developments in broader community health, education and rehabilitation programmes for possible linking with current projects
8. Accompany and assist visiting international delegates where necessary
9. Perform any other related tasks delegated by the Programme Coordinator for overall effective programme operation

- University degree in related field. Further training in development, project management and/or public health is an advantage.
- At least 3 years project facilitation and management experience in an international NGO and/or government national health programme
- Good understanding of development and issues related to the management of development projects in the Vietnam context
- Has strong and active interest in the promotion of an inclusive approach for persons with disabilities
- Highly organized, flexible, has initiative and can manage work under pressure
- Confident in dealing with people of diverse cultural, professional and religious backgrounds and able to work harmoniously as member of the team
- Continued learning attitude
- Strong interpersonal and oral/written communication skills, both in English and Vietnamese
- Willingness to travel 30%-50% of the time.
- Good computer skills and ability to adapt to various software applications

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Ha Noi
Application Deadline: 
Mon, 2010-01-18